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Larger drilling diameter in concrete: PBH 2500 rotary hammer from Bosch adds a more powerful tool to the “Compact Generation”

  • For medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling work
  • 600 watts of power and single impact force of 1.9 joules
  • Maximum drilling diameter in concrete is now 22 millimeters
  • SDS-plus for fast drill bit and chisel changes
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  • March 15, 2012
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With the PBH 2500, Bosch is adding a rotary hammer to its “Compact Generation” for do-it-yourselfers that has 50 watts more power and ten per­cent more impact force than the most powerful tool previously available in this range. This now makes it possible to drill diameters of up to 22 milli­meters in concrete. You can choose between the model with SDS-plus chuck (RE) and the model with additional keyed adapter and six-piece SDS-plus drill bit set (SRE). These exceptionally handy tools are designed for medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling tasks.

The 2.2 kilogram light rotary hammers offer 600 watts of power, a single impact force of 1.9 joules, and they have a pneumatic hammer mechanism for high impact force in hard materials. As a result, they effortlessly drill holes in concrete and very powerfully complete chiseling work such as cutting cable slots. If you want to drill in masonry, wood and metal or you want to drive screws, you simply switch off the impact using the rotary switch, select the appropriate chuck – SDS-plus for masonry, keyed adapter for wood and metal and for screwdriving – and then you can carry on working quickly. The maximum drilling diameters are 30 millimeters in wood and 13 millimeters in steel.

The chiseling function is also selected using the rotary switch. Drill bits can be replaced with chisels quickly and without the need for additional tools thanks to the SDS-plus chuck. The integrated “Vario-Lock-System” also enables you to adjust the chisel to one of 36 positions to precisely adapt it to each work situation, for example to remove old tiles from walls and floors. Further advantages are the accelerator switch for smooth drilling starts, the slimline design and softgrip surfaces which make the PBH 2500 sit securely and comfortably in your hand.

The PBH 2500 RE and PBH 2500 SRE rotary hammers will be available from July 2012 onwards at the recommended retail prices of 129.99 euros and 149.99 euros including VAT. They come complete with SDS-plus chuck, auxiliary handle, depth stop and carrying case. The SRE version also comes with a keyed adapter and a six-piece SDS-plus drill bit set. This enables you to start working straightaway after purchasing the tool.

 Specifications PBH 2500 RE PBH 2500 SRE
 Power input 600 W 600 W
 No-load speed 0 – 2,000 rpm 0 – 2,000 rpm
 Impact rate 0 – 5,000 bmp 0 – 5,000 bmp
 Single impact force
 according to new EPTA guideline
 1.9 J 1.9 J
 Max. drilling diameter in concrete 22 mm 22 mm
 Max. drilling diameter in wood 30 mm (with adapter) 30 mm
 Max. drilling diameter in steel 13 mm (with adapter) 13 mm
 Weight 2.2 kg 2.2 kg
 Price (including VAT)  129.99 euros 149.99 euros
 including keyed adapter
 and six-piece SDS-plus
 drill bit set


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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